MSc Opportunity in Immuno-Biotechnology subgroup

18 Jan 2024
18 Jan 2024

The Immuno-Biotechnology subgroup at the Cytokine and Disease Group at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, within the Division of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, is excited to announce an opportunity for a motivated and dedicated MSc student.
Position: MSc Researcher
Supervisor: Dr. Nada Abdel Aziz
Project: "Investigating the Role of Regulatory T Cells in Controlling Schistosomiasis-Induced Liver Fibrosis"
About Us: The Cytokine and Disease Group is at the forefront of cutting-edge research in immunology, focusing on understanding cytokine regulation and its impact on various diseases. The Division of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, provides a dynamic and collaborative environment for academic and research pursuits.

  • Conduct research under the direct supervision of Dr. Nada Abdel Aziz
  • Investigate the role of regulatory T cells in controlling schistosomiasis-induced liver fibrosis
  • Learn and apply molecular biology and cell biology techniques
  • Gain hands-on experience in ELISA and Flow Cytometry
  • Develop skills in mice handling for experimental procedures
  • Have the opportunity to present research findings at international conferences


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (biology, immunology, or related)
  • Strong interest in immunology and infectious diseases
  • Previous analytical and research skills is a plus.
  • Effective communication and teamwork abilities

Priority will be given to students who have either NRF or MRC Master Scholarship.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should submit their CV, a cover letter outlining their research interests and career goals, and contact information for two references to
Deadline for Application: February 2024

  • Opportunity to work on a cutting-edge research project
  • Access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities
  • Collaborative and stimulating research environment
  • Training in molecular biology, cell biology techniques, ELISA, Flow Cytometry, and mice handling
  • Opportunities to present at international conferences

Start Date: March 2024
Don't miss the chance to contribute to groundbreaking research and advance your career in immunology! Join our team and be part of the quest to unravel the mysteries of schistosomiasis-induced liver fibrosis.